GULF OIL DISASTER
Some oil spill events from Tuesday, July 20, 2010
BP to continue test, seepage unrelated to well
"BP hopes to keep the damaged well shut until a relief well intercepts it and kills the well by mid-August, BP's chief operating officer of exploration and production Doug Suttles, said on Sunday. But Allen has said when the pressure test ends, BP would "immediately" move to begin siphoning oil again to a pair of oil-capture vessels and move to a larger four-vessel siphoning system as planned by the end of July. Suttles' statement could indicate diverging views between BP and the U.S. government. Yet BP has repeatedly said the final say of how BP proceeds lies with Allen. On Monday Allen appeared to leave open the possibility of keeping the well capped and shut. He said it was hard to say whether BP will return to that siphoning system."
BP did not suspend drilling operations after report of leaking blowout preventer
BP's Scheme to Swindle the "Small People"
Big Oil Makes War on the Earth: The Gulf Coast Joins an Oil-Soiled Planet
Environmentalists and a clean-energy future
"There is only one way for America to lead the way to a clean-energy future and break the cycle of destruction. We can't merely send gentle signals to the markets, or set up schemes for bankers to trade carbon credits. We must use the full power of the federal government's research, development and procurement capacities to produce clean energy cheaper than oil and coal. We'll need to catalyze large-scale private investment to remind the nation that we were once capable of making breathtaking advances by joining public and private resources, and that our prosperity is founded on the products of these investments."
56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too
What will it take to wake people up?
WILDLIFE, HUMAN AND ECOSYSTEM IMPACTS
Fresh Water Aimed at Oil Kills Oysters
New poll: 71% of Florida voters want vote on banning oil drilling
Public support builds for Florida oil drilling ban
Florida lawmakers prepare for historic special session on offshore oil drilling
Fla. Legislature to begin special session on oil
Fla. lawmakers say no to oil drilling ban
More than 20 bills added to special session on offshore drilling – but will House be around for any of them?